!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Steinheim am Main  (Read 21879 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 11194
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #120 on: August 04, 2016, 08:02:20 pm »
Thanks, Bruce, for another excellent set of photos. The latest scenic additions look very good. The BR Blue Brush Class 31 and Blue & Grey BG are very attractive but surprising additions!

Online port perran

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 8956
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #121 on: August 04, 2016, 08:16:44 pm »
Looks very good. Thanks for those latest photographs.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


Online cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1981
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2016, 12:02:47 am »
 :hellosign: Bruce, thanks for the latest updates &  :greatpicturessign:
regards Derek.

Online ntpntpntp

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2242
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #123 on: August 17, 2017, 06:51:00 pm »



Only just come across this thread due to the mention of the layout being in CM. Splendid!

Any layout with an Arnold ET420 unit on it gets my vote!   I love them, because they were on the cover of the first Arnold catalogue I ever saw.  I've now got over a dozen!


Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

Offline GScaleBruce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 370
  • Country: gb
    • Hillhead & Dales Light Railway blog
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #124 on: February 07, 2018, 09:52:24 pm »
Progress has been minimal, but as we all know, a layout is never finished. This little signal box (a Faller kit) was a Christmas present; it now needs installing on the layout.

Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 11194
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2018, 09:50:22 pm »
A lovely little model. I look forward to seeing it on your excellent layout.

Offline GScaleBruce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 370
  • Country: gb
    • Hillhead & Dales Light Railway blog
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2018, 07:47:58 pm »
As requested... :) The signal box - in this case assumed to be a local yard box controlling the carriage sidings behind which it is located - has been installed.



In this shot, you can see how it fits into the wider scene. I'm not sure if this is really a prototypical position for such a structure, although I hope it's not totally implausible. Part of its role is to increase the visual separation from the sidings to the "main line" which runs behind them on a rather tight R2 curve, hence the position alongside the yard sidings rather than at the yard "throat".



It's all a bit jam packed with track in this area, a consequence of having no fiddle yard other than the sidings in the station and these carriage sidings.
Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 11194
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:26 pm »
Thank you for the latest update, Bruce, and the excellent photos. I'm no expert on German signalling practice but, to me, the signalbox looks fine where you've placed it.

Offline GScaleBruce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 370
  • Country: gb
    • Hillhead & Dales Light Railway blog
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #128 on: September 25, 2018, 09:47:52 pm »
I'll post this here for now but if there's any interest I'll start a thread on German bus models (:o) under the "vehicles" sub forum within the "N Gauge Discussion" section.

For no terribly good reason, other that in the early 1980s I made frequent use of DB and Deutsche Post buses, Steinheim seems to have acquired a few buses. From left to right, we have a Mercedes O307 "Überlandbus" in DB raspberry red, a Mercedes O307 in red/white, a MAN SÜ 240 in the more traditional burgundy red ("more traditional" = what I remember), a Mercedes O307 in red/cream and an ex Deutsche Post vehicle still in yellow but with the DB "Keks" logo applied. These are all Lemke models.

Most worryingly (for the good citizens of Steinheim am Main), on the end we have a Mercedes O405 (with a bit of added paint as the Minitrix model is, frankly, too glossy) emblazoned with "Schienenersatzverkehr" or the dreaded words "rail replacement bus service" (yes, it happens in Germany too). Finally, in the background, a Wiking O305 in Stadtwerke Bonn livery can be glimpsed looking for a parking space in the already too full bus park.

Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

Offline weave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2320
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #129 on: September 25, 2018, 10:01:04 pm »
Hi Bruce,

Might be the wrong place but I'd start it up on the 'Continental' thread. I look at that every day and would have missed it if you had just started in 'N Gauge Discussion'.

Just a thought.

Prost weave  :beers:


Online grumbeast

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 660
  • Country: ca
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #130 on: September 26, 2018, 05:19:11 pm »
Hi Bruce,

 Just back on the forum, catching up on things and love your layout.. very inspirational as I get ready to  get my new layout underway, the thread on buses would also be great.  I really get a kick out of the little scene, really make it all come alive.

 Graham

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 11194
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #131 on: September 26, 2018, 08:37:38 pm »
Many thanks for the update and the photo., Bruce. The model buses bring back happy memories of West Germany in the mid-1970s to early 1980s, including Frankfurt a.M. More, please!

Online cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1981
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2018, 08:19:12 pm »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:. Thanks for sharing Bruce, I too have a soft spot for buses. They have an important role to play in most public transport systems.
     regards Derek

Offline GScaleBruce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 370
  • Country: gb
    • Hillhead & Dales Light Railway blog
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2018, 09:03:58 pm »
Thanks for all the kind comments. The threatened bus thread is within the continental sub forum.
Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

Offline GScaleBruce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 370
  • Country: gb
    • Hillhead & Dales Light Railway blog
    • Awards
Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #134 on: October 11, 2018, 09:07:29 pm »
Accumulator railcars (ETA 150/ BR 515/815) can now be recharged in Steinheim's carriage sidings...

Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

 

Please Support Us!
October Goal: £55.00
Due Date: Oct 31
Total Receipts: £55.00
Below Goal: £0.00
Site Currency: GBP
100% 
October Donations


Advertise Here
anything